How a microscopic material thinner than human hair could power a bus

Clemson University physicists Ramakrishna Podila and Apparao Rao and students Jingyi Zhu and Anthony Childress have discovered that the nanomaterial boosts five-fold the energy capacity of a supercapacitor without sacrificing strength or durability.

Furman University named top green college by Princeton Review

Furman University is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S., according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company has listed the university among the “Top 50 Green Colleges” in its free downloadable book, “Guide to 361 Green Colleges.”

Cost-saving confessions of an electric car owner

If you haven’t thought about an electric car before, give it a thought. If you have been interested, but were concerned about the cost, there are a number of used Volts, Leafs, and other plug-in hybrids available at very low prices.

Greenville County launching community garden program

Greenville County has announced the launch of its first community garden program, which aims to create a fresh crop of green thumbs.

This rare instrument at Clemson could put a dent in US nuclear spending

Clemson has purchased a rare scientific instrument that researchers will use the to create a more sustainable material to contain deadly nuclear waste. That material could save millions of taxpayer dollars.

Gas prices increasing thanks to pipeline leak

Upstate drivers may want to fill up their gasoline tanks sooner rather than later.

State’s first community solar farm goes live

Customers can participate in solar energy without installing panels on their rooftop, offering a renewable energy option to homeowners who cannot or choose not to install panels on their own homes

Glen Raven to build $2M solar farm at Upstate manufacturing center

Glen Raven Inc. plans to build a $2 million solar farm at its Sunbrella manufacturing center in Anderson, South Carolina. The 1000-kW project will become the largest solar energy installation in South Carolina owned by a privately held company.

Clemson University awarded $595K USDA grant for farmer program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $595,133 to Clemson University for its South Carolina New and Beginning Farmer Program.

Furman to build $1.7 million solar farm

Furman University plans to build the largest solar farm on a college campus in South Carolina.

Duke Energy sets record for summertime electricity use

Duke Energy’s customers in the Carolinas set a summertime record for electricity use as the region’s lingering heat wave drove up energy demand.

Furman professors help farms adopt more sustainable model

Three Furman University professors are conducting research that could increase sustainable land-use and animal production at farms.

The water’s fine

County’s supply is abundant, thanks to efficiency and planning, says Greenville Water

What you need to know about pipelines

Inside the Outside: Environmental issues facing the region by Shelley Robbins

County Council approves $22K grant for used oil recycling

Automobiles are great for transportation, but not for the environment. That’s why the Greenville County Solid Waste Division has promoted and conducted used motor oil recycling since 1993.